All credentials must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. PST
Round 1 Application received by: 19 October 2005 Interviews: Early November to Mid January Decision posted: 19 January 2006
Round 2 Application received by: 04 January 2006 Interviews: Mid January to Late March Decision posted: 30 March 2006
Round 3 Application received by: 15 March 2006 Interviews: Late March to Mid May Decision posted: 11 May 2006
Here are the essays ESSAY A: What matters most to you, and why? This essay is very open-ended and there is no "right" response. This essay is a story about you, about your beliefs, about your passions. Write about something that is important to you -- not what you think is important to us -- and write it from your own perspective. It should be descriptive and told in a straightforward and sincere way. It also should be a story only you can tell, which means describing not just what they are, but also "how" and "why" those things have shaped your conduct and attitudes in your personal and professional life.
ESSAY B: What are your short-term and long-term career aspirations? How will an MBA education further your development? Why does the academic experience offered at the GSB appeal to you? The question has multiple parts -- please think about and answer each. Why do you want an MBA degree? Why specifically at the Stanford GSB? How will the Stanford MBA make a difference in your life and career? We don't expect a detailed, lifetime plan. But we do expect you to be specific about why you are applying.
Take time to think, then write -- these are not easy questions to answer. There are no "right" answers. Tell us your story in a natural and honest way. Most applicants find that three to seven pages double-spaced per essay is appropriate, but there are no minimum or maximum lengths.